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T-Mobile CFO Praises Dish’s Ergen, Again Suggests Partnership

March 5, 2015 1:24 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Charlie Ergen’s done a masterful job of creating a very differentiated mid-band spectrum position.”                                     

AT&T: We Weren’t T-Mobile’s Competition in AWS-3 Auction, Dish Was

March 4, 2015 5:17 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“This is probably the lesson T-Mobile most wants to avoid."

SmartWatch: MWC Features BIG Device Launches from HTC, Samsung, LG

February 26, 2015 12:18 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of SmartWatch, we take a  quick look at some of the big device launches we’ll be...

Actual Wireless Network Being Deployed on Dish’s Spectrum

February 24, 2015 10:41 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Artemis, the company pushing pCell wireless network technology, today announced it will lease...

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Ergen Stepping Back in as Dish Network CEO

February 23, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Dish Network today announced that President CEO Joseph Clayton is retiring on March 31 after nearly...                                 

Watch: Entner Talks Sling TV, Makes His Pick for Best Picture

February 20, 2015 10:54 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this final installment of our recent conversation with Recon Analytics' Roger Entner, we discuss the thorny regulatory environment...                             

T-Mobile CEO: We’re Open to Anything Dish Does with Its Spectrum

February 19, 2015 11:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“I think Dish is a great opportunity for the country and possibly for T-Mobile,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere.                                        

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Watch: Recon Analytics’ Roger Entner Talks Spectrum

February 18, 2015 10:54 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Welcome to the first installment of our new regular series where we’ll sit down with Recon Analytics’ Roger Entner and hash out the biggest news and issues in the wireless industry.                        

Verizon Says No Need for More Large Spectrum Buys, Dish Slumps

February 17, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon is happy with how it did in the FCC’s Auction 97 and doesn’t anticipate it will...                                                    

Dish Network Was Able to Do What Apple Wasn’t

February 6, 2015 11:01 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

Apple does have its Apple TV streaming box in a lot of homes but that device doesn’t achieve the fundamental TV experience overhaul for which Tim Cook is searching.                      

SmartWatch: Going Once, Going Twice...Sold to Dish Network

February 5, 2015 10:59 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The FCC's AWS-3 auction got off to a fast-paced start and then an excrutiating grind to the finish line. But we made it...                                                  

Report: AT&T Selling $2 Billion in Assets

February 3, 2015 10:48 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The potential asset sales come as AT&T owes $18.2 billion for spectrum it won in the FCC’s recently concluded AWS-3 auction.                                          

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UPDATE: FCC Commissioner Slams Dish Network’s AWS-3 Auction Discounts

February 2, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Monday released a scathing statement, slamming the FCC for allowing companies to abuse the Designated Entity (DE) program and...                                    

FirstNews Briefs: Sling TV, Univision, Cloudberry, Monotype, Airvana

February 2, 2015 9:55 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Today, Sling TV and Univision Communications Inc., announced an agreement that includes...                                                             

AT&T Will Begin Deploying Its New AWS-3 Spectrum in 2017

January 30, 2015 4:04 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T came away from the FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction as the big winner, spending $18.2 billion for what it calls a “near nationwide contiguous 10x10 MHz block.”                         

AWS-3 Auction Results Show AT&T, Verizon, Dish as Big Spenders

January 30, 2015 1:57 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T poured the most money into the auction, shelling out $18.2 billion in provisional winning bids (PWB).                                                  

Update: AWS-3 Auction Ends, Pulls in $44.9 Billion

January 29, 2015 10:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

On Thursday, the AWS-3 auction came to a close, netting total revenue just short of $44.9 billion. The FCC said it will announce results within the next few business days.                                          

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Report: Google to Sell Phone Plans on Sprint’s, T-Mobile’s Networks

January 21, 2015 5:00 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The service will likely launch this year.                                                                                                         

Top Ten from CES 2015: Dish's Sling TV, Unlicensed LTE and More

January 14, 2015 11:15 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

With CES spread out across the Las Vegas Convention Center and at least 5 hotels, it’s natural you may have missed something. Which is why we’d like to present the top 10 from CES 2015.                                          

AWS-3 Auction Bidding Rounds Change Again as $45B Nears

January 8, 2015 3:41 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The FCC today once again altered the bidding rounds structure for its ongoing AWS-3 spectrum auction.                                                                      

AWS-3 Auction Pushes Past $39.5 Billion in Bids

December 2, 2014 11:54 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC’s AWS-3 auction keeps chugging along as bids today reached $39.5 billion in the forty-second round. More than $181 million in new bids came in during...                             

SmartWatch, Episode 29: AWS-3 Auction Approaching $40 Billion

November 26, 2014 10:55 am | by Wireless Week | Videos | Comments

In this week's episode of SmartWatch, Product Design & Development Editor Melissa Fassbender joins us in marveling at the unfathomable amount of money the FCC's AWS-3 auction has thus far seen in total bids.             

Analyst: As AWS-3 Auction Hits $24B, Dish Soars, T-Mobile Likely Out

November 20, 2014 11:14 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC’s AWS-3 auction has rocketed past its $10 billion reserve price and surpassed $24 billion in bids after only five days. The rapid pace at which the auction is climbing helped spur a 10 percent rise in...               

AWS-3 Auction Cruises Well Past Reserve Price

November 19, 2014 10:40 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC’s ongoing AWS-3 auction in four days of bidding has easily passed its $10.5 billion reserve price. Currently in the 16th round of bidding, the auction has already pulled in...        

AWS-3 Auction Tops $2B in First Two Rounds of Bidding

November 13, 2014 3:53 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC’s auction of 65 MHz of AWS-3 began today and it’s already drawn heavy interest from the 70 approved bidders. Total bids exceeded...                              

Dish Optimistic Sprint, nTelos Fixed-Mobile Trials Will Be “Real Business”

November 5, 2014 12:28 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

During a Tuesday earnings call, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen said those trials and other opportunities have the satellite-TV provider well-positioned for...                                 

Analysts: AWS-3 Auction is Going to Be a Street Fight

October 21, 2014 10:52 am | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

In total, 80 potential bidders have submitted both complete and incomplete applications to participate in Auction 97. There are big name and small name players but four competitors stand out from the rest.

Dish Locks Up Joint-Bidding Agreements for AWS-3 Auction

October 2, 2014 11:07 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Dish Network is all set for the FCC’s November AWS-3 auction and the satellite provider has inked some joint-bidding agreements as well. According to FCC filings, Dish has signed agreements with Northstar Wireless and SNR Wireless. As Reuters points out, Dish has indirect ownership in both companies.

FCC Considering New Rules for OTT Video Services: WSJ

September 30, 2014 10:20 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will begin looking into new rules and regulations for Over-The-Top (OTT) video services aimed at providing subscription TV over the internet. As Verizon and Dish Network work to bring online video services to consumers without pay-TV subscriptions, the FCC is considering whether those services should be subject to the same rules as traditional cable and satellite providers.

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